Make Your Own Art Journal Banner

Make your own art journal bannersArt journaling is a forever passion in my life. Today we're teaming up with Canon USA to share a simple, but fully customizable way, to make art journal pages that hang on your walls at home! 

Old photos are my favorite photos. I feel lucky to have a big collection of old family photos, and I am always looking for fresh ways to display them in our home. Here's how I made these art journal inspired banners without damaging any original photos.Make your own art journal banners Make your own art journal banners Since these photos are pretty special to me, I knew I didn't want to use the original copies for the project. Plus, I wanted them all in black and white to match. So we used our MG7120 to scan the photos. And the Canon PIXMA Printing Solutions app let me choose to bring in the photos in black and white, regardless of whether they were in color. Then I blew them up just using Preview on my Mac and printed them on semi-gloss photo paper.

To create your own art journal banner, stitch the top of a piece of canvas paper to create a loop. Adhere a printed photo to the canvas and cut a triangle shape out of the bottom of the canvas to create a banner shape. The rest is easy (and SO fun!). Add paint, sequins, stitching, handwriting, drawings and anything that makes you smile. :DMake your own art journal banners   Last, put sticks through the loops and tie string to both ends. Your banners are complete! 

Make your own art journal banners    Make your own art journal banners    Fun, right? 

Now it's your turn! Dig out your favorite old photos and give them a fresh new life. xo. Elsie 

Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Video and Music: Jeremy Larson.

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